Palacios Remondo La Montesa Rioja Crianza 2017 (Spain) Rated 92WA
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The 2017 La Montesa is mostly Garnacha with some 8% other red varieties and comes from a warm and dry year that saw a very early harvest, up to 20 days earlier than usual. It fermented in stainless steel and matured in barrique for 12 months. It feels very Mediterranean, with notes of Mediterranean herbs and ripe berries. It's juicy and lush, round and very pleasant, easy to drink. Drink now-2023.
James Suckling Review
Lots of cherry and raspberry aromas with floral undertones here. Medium body, ultra-fine tannins and a fresh finish. Fruity finish. A little tight now. Better in 2021.
Wine Tasting Notes
Named after the hillside vineyard located on the northeastern slope of the Yerga mountains in eastern Rioja, La Montesa is a blend of the red grape varieties that grow organically on the Palacios Remondo estate. Ruby red in color with penetrating aromas of Mediterranean fruit, such as pomegranate and quince, that are mixed with carnations, rose water and flower nectar in the nose. On the palate, winemaker Alvaro Palacios describes the 2017 La Montesa as 'a wine that flows velvety smooth,' with 'harmonious notes of orange rind, fresh cherries and rosemary petals that culminate in a long and evocative finish.' Meant to enjoy now or age up to 10 years, Alvaro feels this is "a wine that invites you to enjoy life!" Perfect by-the-glass on its own or when paired with flavorful cuisine, La Montesa is a welcoming wine from Rioja that is sure to please both the novice and the true wine connoisseur alike.
92% Garnacha, 8% Other red grapes